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Dissecting the Popularity of the Mediterranean Diet

Mediterranean Diet Roundtables are trade events meant to influence nearly all elements of the food industry. Yet, it appears the world doesn’t need any further convincing these days: the diet’s popularity is irrefutable. “No matter …

PREVIEW FOCUS: America’s Growing Food Waste Problem

Food waste has become a significant issue around the world, but nowhere more so than in America. In fact, about $161 billion of food is wasted in the U.S. every year, per Rubicon research. In …

Teatime and Beyond: A Look at the Future of Tea

Unilever Plc has reportedly kicked off the sale of large parts of its tea business, which begs the question: What’s next for the traditional drink, which has a history that dates back nearly 5,000 years …

UPDATE: Historic Drought Taking Toll on Western Farmers

The historic drought in the U.S. West is hitting California’s top agricultural export especially hard. The state’s $6 billion almond industry produces approximately 80% of the world’s almonds, but more and more growers are expected …

Insect Protein Has Investors Intrigued

Environmental activists point to issues like Amazon deforestation to suggest Earth is running out of agricultural real estate. Making matters worse, the United Nations predicts that, within three decades, the world’s population will reach nearly …

Wild, Wild West: Why Water Theft is Now Rampant in California

As an unrelenting drought torments California’s farmers, many of them are now dealing with an additional concern: water theft. With water increasingly scarce in California in recent months, thieves have stolen several millions of gallons …

Hard Seltzer Market Could Be Softening  

The hard seltzer market may be falling on hard times. While it may not seem that long ago that beverages like Truly Hard Seltzer were a highlight of many summer get-togethers, the popularity of the …

Analysts: Brands Must Embrace Omnichannel Approach

In today’s omnichannel world, customer loyalty is difficult to earn and just as tough to maintain. With that, keeping pace with customers’ evolving tastes is an undeniably tall task. These issues were analyzed recently during …

Author: Misconceptions About Gen Z Consumers are Many

Youthful consumers that comprise “Generation Z” are becoming a powerful economic force. The group — comprised of preteens, teens, and young adults – is now 2.5 billion strong. Jason Dorsey, a keynote speaker and co-author …

A Glimpse at the Future of Data Driven Retailing

On countless occasions during her career, Kerrie Lopez wished she had analytics to back up an idea. That said, Lopez, the head of merchandising marketing with Thrive Market, is careful not to rely on analytics …

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FI Fast Break: May 20, 2021

This week, in The Food Institute’s quick-hitting, audio news podcast, we break down restaurants’ labor shortage, mask mandates, and the plant-based protein market. The Food Institute Podcast · FI Fast Break News – May 20, …

Restaurants’ Latest Challenge: A Cicada ‘Tsunami’

As if the lingering pandemic hasn’t caused enough headaches for restaurant operators, a new issue has emerged: Cicadas – lots and lots of cicadas. For the past 17 years, so-called Brood X cicadas have slowly …

FI Fast Break: May 13, 2021

This week, in The Food Institute’s quick-hitting, audio news podcast, we break down the impact of inflation, oat milk’s surge in popularity, rising consumption of coffee, and more. The Food Institute Podcast · FI Fast …

FI Fast Break: May 6, 2021

This week, in The Food Institute’s quick-hitting, audio news podcast, we break down record beef and pork exports, the persistent chicken wing shortage, Kroger’s new drone delivery program, and more. To listen, click the play/arrow …

FI Fast Break: April 30, 2021

This week, in The Food Institute’s quick-hitting, audio news podcast, we break down the latest innovations in plant-based protein, a predicted slump for delivery apps, millennials’ favorite brands, and more. To listen, click the play/arrow button …

FI Fast Break: April 23, 2021

In the first installment of The Food Institute’s quick-hitting news podcast, we break down the trend of major food companies raising prices, worsening drought conditions in the western U.S., meatpacker JBS’ move into the plant-based …

Food as Medicine: A Primer on a Growing Trend

While the concept of “food as medicine” has been around for centuries, the philosophy is gaining momentum of late. So much so, in fact, that The Food Institute will highlight the concept and the growing …

Delivery Platforms Experiencing Upheaval

In many ways, the pandemic has been a boom time for third-party delivery platforms, which have benefited from consumers largely hunkering down at home and summoning dinners to their doorstep. But business is rapidly changing …